Trend Diamond Stone 180/600 Grit
I recommend and use the Trend 180 / 600 grit double sided diamond stone as an utility stone for use around the shop. I think Trend makes the best diamond stones on the market today.
Precision hand made double sided diamond bench stone 2-1/2" wide x 8' long.
Ideal for flattening chisel backs and sharpening plane blades and chisels.
Flat to within .0005 across the length and width of the stone.
Fine 600 grit (25 micron) on one side and extra coarse 180 grit (70 micron).
Unique clearance channel on the coarse side produces a faster, cleaner cut.
Solid diamond surface on the fine side.
Use the coarse side for flattening your water or ceramic sharpening stones and on metal when you really need some aggressive action.
Use the fine side is for sharpening your secondary bevel on plane blades and chisels and other edge tools.
Comes complete with fabric tool holder, cleaning block and non slip mat.
This 8” x 2.5” whetstone is impregnated with industrial diamond, but what makes these stones different from the competition is how they are affixed to the stone. The typical diamond stone has the diamond chips simply scattered around and adhered to the stone. Trend has developed a unique method of attaching the diamond chips. Trend explains the process like this;
1.The base material is put into a tank which is full of nickel and the micron sized diamond particles.
2.The tank is heated to a certain temperature
3.Then an electrical current is passed into the tank
4.The nickel is then attracted (electro-plated) onto the base material
5.The diamond is dragged onto the surface in the nickel
6.The process stops when the diamond is covered two thirds by the nickel and one third exposed
One of the stone’s 2 sides are precisely ground to 1800 grit for course work and the other side is ground to 600 grit for fine work. The weight of the stone keeps it steady and with the addition of a rubberized mat it is held in place without the need to clamp it to your work surface
Great diamond stone at a very reasonable cost. Flat and stable, good grits for general sharpening needs around the garden / shop.
It's a great stone. It complements the 300/1000 trend stone well and I also have water stones. I like the trend line. I'd recommend it to anyone wholeheartedly.